What Is Trenchless Sewer and Water Line Repair?
As a homeowner, there are many components to your home that require regular maintenance, repair or replacement. Sewer lines are no different. They can be damaged in a number of ways, including corrosion, blockage, leaking joints, a root in the line or broken pipes. In the unfortunate event that you have to have your sewer lines replaced, there are newer options that don’t require digging up your entire yard or driveway to complete the work. This is called Trenchless Repair or Replacement and it can save you time, money and a huge amount of hassle when replacing your sewer pipes.
In order to make an informed decision, there are some things you should know about Trenchless sewer and water pipe line repairs. While it is almost always a desirable choice, you should be aware of the facts before there is a problem so that if the need arises, you will be able to make an informed decision.
1. Trenchless repair saves money.
By using Trenchless plumbing, you eliminate a large portion of labor costs associated with repairing the line. There is no large crew or equipment to pay to dig a trench, plus, no crew to pay to put everything back when it’s finished. By using an epoxy-coated pipe, which lasts much longer than a traditional pipe, you will save money by having fewer repairs in the future.
2. Trenchless requires very little digging.
Only two small openings at either end of the pipe are needed when Trenchless repair is utilized. This saves time and money, not to mention your yard. The repair can be completed by a minimal amount of workers and causes very little disruption to your schedule.
3. The new pipes will be jointless and seamless.
One of two methods will be used to replace your pipe. Either a pipe liner, which is a flexible tube that is inflated or pulled through the pipe. It is coated with resin, which hardens and creates a new pipe within the old one. The other method is pulling a new pipe through the old one, which breaks apart on contact. This also eliminates future concerns with joint leaking or breaking.
4. Trenchless helps prevent future damage.
Since there are no joints to break or come apart, leaking pipes are much less likely to form down the road. With the epoxy coating now on the pipe, tree roots (if this is a problem) will not be able to break through, eliminating concerns of root damage altogether.
5. Trenchless is versatile.
Almost any sewer system can use andbenefit from the use of Trenchless repair. It can be used on lines with root damage, older pipes, leaky joints or seals and more. Contact your plumbing professional to evaluate your situation and help choose the right Trenchless method for you.
With advancements in technology come easier, more efficient, cost-saving methods of sewer line repair and replacement. If you have to repair or replace the sewer lines in your home, using a method of Trenchless plumbing to do so can save you time and money. It can also save damage to your yard and property and other surrounding areas. This versatile, highly efficient pipe replacement method is becoming more and more common in plumbing use and one to consider if you should ever have to make this kind of major home repair.